TTC tardy pass Toronto

Guerrilla tardy passes appear on the TTC

A mystery TTC hater (/lover - this looks like love to me) has been dishing out grab-n-go Tardy Passes on the TTC - a sign if there ever was one that this winter has included one too many bad commutes. And it's not just the nightmarish, Winnipegian snow days that have led the TTC to bail on our dreams of arriving early enough to work to grab a coffee: a little ice here, a little signal problem there, and it seems the whole system crumbles like a biodegradable trip-based transfer in the pocket of your parka.

So, with a fare hike set to hit tomorrow, asking for some accountability from the TTC doesn't seem untoward. The tardy slip allows TTC officials or sentient vehicles to check off anxiety-triggering boxes such as "Fire investigation," "Short turn," "Flooding," "Passenger alarm activated," and, more humourously, "Stalled politicians" and "Waited for Scarborough subway - never came."


Who is behind these mystery excuse notes? One thing is for sure: come Monday, Brad Ross will be dumping them into the tunnel.

(We love you, Brad Ross.)

Lead image: Gordon Yarley on (‏@masteractor)


Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in City

Fake Toronto castle hides electrifying secret in plain sight

James Gardens is Toronto's botanical paradise with waterfalls and rock gardens

This is how Toronto celebrated Victoria Day 100 years ago

What's open and closed on Victoria Day 2022 in Toronto

Edwards Gardens is one of Toronto's most serene spots

This Mississauga company is making armoured fighting vehicles for Ukraine

Toronto's heart-shaped park is looking a lot closer to reality

The top 30 rainy day activities in Toronto